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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Beautiful hotel inside and out, staff were so nice from start to finish!! The only downside was they tried to overcharge for our room which we settled on a price, we were being charged for our dinner which was included, that was sorted, next morning we were being charged again for our dinner, this really annoyed us!! But over all...

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Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a wonderful experience to stay at this hotel! It was absolutely wonderful, we spent a lot of our time here because we loved the loved the lobby resturatant and the lobby bars.It was old and completely in sync with the feel of Dublin. Rooms were lovely, great beds and sheets. Great bathroom. Close to all the sights. Great views...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Lovely inside out. Ideal location. Very central. Food excellent. Staff superb. Room was perfect. The bedding was crisp and cozy. Bathroom spotless and great tub. Perfect after long flight. Quiet. Great room service. Nice to take walk across street at St Stephens Green. Will definitely be back to stay in this historic hotel.

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Lanark, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited the hotel for a few drinks before dinner. We had a very pleasant evening. We were very well looked after and my wife enjoyed the expertly prepared cocktails. A nice comfortable ambience

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Went to Dublin for a weekend with my fiancé. All I can say is that it was amazing. A faultless hotel. The beds are humongous and so comfortable. The bathroom was amazing really lovely shower and the bath was nice and big. Slippers and robes in the wardrobes still and sparking water in the rooms. The bar was lively loads...

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Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

I visited this iconic hotel for lunch. The dining room was very impressive as were the serving staff, who were very full of information regarding The long history of this famous hotel. Food was of first clsss quality, my local steak was excellent as was the vegtables cooked to perfection, House wine was of good quality but expensive for a...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was super excited to stay at the Shelbourne given its reputation. After my 3 days there I still wonder why such a reputation. The rooms are average, beds ok-ish and bathrooms unimpressive and small. Many of the staff I encounter have an arrogant attitude, looking down on clients. Breakfast was one of the worst I have tried ( In...

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Aidan_Dempsey, Manager at The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel, responded to this review

Dear EmmaMB, Thank you for taking the time to review The Shelbourne Hotel in regards your recent experience with us. I am sorry to hear that your trip fell short of expectations. We often receive many compliments regarding the attentive and friendly nature of our service staff, and I am, therefore, disappointed that you did not encounter a warm and...

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have just returned from a two night stay at the Shelbourne, and it did not disappoint. This was our visit to Dublin; the hotel is located centrally and is in a beautiful heritage building. We booked a Deluxe room which was spacious & comfortable, with great amenities. The staff really look after you, and provide a first class service....

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Aidan_Dempsey, Manager at The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lucy162, Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts about our hotel with the Trip Advisor community. We greatly appreciate your lovely comments about our hotel. Here at the Shelbourne, we pride ourselves on exceeding guests’ expectations and delivering a memorable experience. We also appreciate you sharing insights on the areas of opportunities for our hotel and I will...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The rooms are beautiful and immaculate! Housekeeping does an amazing job....if you call down for something, they are at your door within minutes! Front desk personnel are great. We had 3 rooms for 7 nights ( travelled with our adult kids ) and we all loved our stay at the Shelbourne.

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Aidan_Dempsey, Manager at The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel, responded to this review

Dear bkurnick, Thank you for sharing your experience in this platform. I am delighted to hear that we have exceeded your expectations during your last stay with us as one of our key priorities is to provide the highest level of service. The entire team will be thrilled to know that their efforts have provided you a pleasant and outstanding...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Although we were here for a Conference and the hotel was exceptionally busy, they looked after us very well. The service was very good, the food was delicious, the bar service was efficient and nothing seemed too much trouble. Our room was adequate and the bed was comfortable and everything worked. Well done!

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Aidan_Dempsey, Manager at The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Richard b, We thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about our hotel with the Trip Advisor community. At The Shelbourne Hotel we take pride in providing excellent and outstanding service, and it is always a pleasure to read such positive comments regarding your experience with us. I will certainly make sure to share your feedback...

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No. 27 Bar & Lounge
No. 27 Bar & Lounge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The world famous Shelbourne Hotel is a timeless landmark in the heart of Dublin. Located only 9km from Dublin Airport, The Shelbourne overlooks the magnificent St. Stephen’s Green, and is just seconds from the city’s sights and shops, commerce and culture. But the connection to Ireland’s capital runs far deeper than location. Founded in 1824, The Shelbourne, a Renaissance Hotel is a place where history has been made – the Irish Constitution was drafted, literary masterpieces were penned and society was shaped. Today, as part of the worldwide Renaissance brand, the hotel has been dramatically restored to its full original splendour. Each of the 265 bedrooms are unique, but they all share a sense of charm, style and above all quality…100% Egyptian cotton bedding by Rivolta Carmignani, elegant marble bathrooms with luxury amenities, flat-screen televisions, high speed internet access and climate control. The Shelbourne has 19 beautifully appointed suites, 12 of which are named after famous guests who have stayed at the hotel, such as Princess Grace, John F. Kennedy and Michael Collins and Eamonn De Valera. At the very heart of Dublin’s very best times for almost 200 years, The Shelbourne continues to be the city’s favourite hotel for fine food and drinks in an incomparable environment for generations of Dubliners. The Shelbourne offers a superb choice of dining venues; The Saddle Room, a modern steak and seafood restaurant, The Lord Mayor’s Lounge which serves Dublin’s only true afternoon tea, the renowned Horseshoe Bar and No. 27 Bar & Lounge, the place to see and be seen in Dublin! The hotel features a luxurious Spa offering six treatment rooms, including a suite for two people to share their spa experience together, a manicure and pedicure area as well as an opulent relaxation room. A 17.5m swimming pool, thermal facilities, dance studio and state-of-the-art gymnasium complete the facilities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel

Address: 27 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Price Range: $350 - $1,119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 265
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Also Known As:
Shelbourne Hotel Dublin
Shelbourne Dublin
The Shelbourne Dublin Renaissance Hotel
Dublin Hotel Shelbourne
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Dublin
#7 Business Hotel in Dublin
#11 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#15 Family Hotel in Dublin
#16 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
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“Ask for a park view!”
 of 5 bubbles LauraH603, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Facing the green”
 of 5 bubbles TarunW_12, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Higher floors have the view over Stephens Green at the front of the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles 623scotte, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“5th floor or higher to get a good view of Saint Steven's Green”
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